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Maintaining the life-training balance
Maintaining the life-training balance
This blog hopes to focus on the "life" side of the training-life balance that anyone training for triathlon will know can be difficult to juggle. No one really cares what interval set I ran today and how high my heart rate got so I won't try and impress anyone with those stats. Stats make the world go round though so for those who are interested I will have Garmin data available for each training session, most stats i throw around on a saturday night are made up, sadly thats not an option with the garmin so you can be assured at least that aspect of this blog will be honest.

NoRestDays Day 9 - Drugs are good!

malcolmclelandby malcolmclelandOct 9th 2012
After reading the title of this post my employer will probably want me to pee in a cup to see if I'm up to no good. I'm a goodie good at heart so you can rest assured this has nothing to do with illegal drugs. Over the months I've assembled quite an array of pharmaceuticals in my room, from panadol through to many things I cant even pronounce. Drugs and sport generally conjures up two different types of images, a mountain goat cyclist who can get up the french alps faster than a supercar, or a shrek sized weight lifter that puts a forklift to shame. Legal, available in the pharmacy type drugs are a must have for anyone in training though. A couple of anti flams after a brutal brick session can be the difference between walking or taking a taxi to work the next day.

After telling people I was heading out for a ride I then proceeded to go swimming, for some strange reason I had a huge wave of motivation to swim. This is a rare occurrence for me so I took the opportunity to get some quality training in. In the end I ticked up just over 3.3km made up of various intervals, that's more than 100 lengths of the pool so I'm glad my Garmin does the counting for me. I often have difficulty keeping track of numbers, about 6 beers is normally where I start getting confused.

Antibiotics and antiseptics play a major role in peoples lives these days. I grew up eating the compost out of the vege garden rather than the vege's themselves and only washed my hands before eating when I noticed them leaving grubby hand prints on mum's cupboard doors. When it comes to injuries though I've changed my tune in the past few years and will at least take the time to get a doctors opinion on things before choosing to ignore it. No-one gets any faster sitting on the couch when they're injured so sometimes its worth listening to the person who actually knows what they're talking about rather than the guy faking it till they make it like me.

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